Most people at some point have had to play detective with an item they ordered online. While a bit of sleuthing can occasionally be fun, it may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a trial Amazon are quietly rolling out.
Amazon has recently completed its “Amazon Logistics Photo On Delivery” programme in the US and will be carrying it out in the UK. How it works is the delivery driver will take a photo of your front door to help you find packages left by Amazon employees.
Thanks to an update on the delivery device and app used by delivery personnel, all logistics drivers can now take photos of your home. When a package arrives, all customers will receive a photo along with the usual notice of delivery.
This initiative follows news that the firm has bought ‘smart doorbell’ company Ring (a company that records footage of people’s front doors) for €786 million.
The service was first rolled out six months ago.